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Jean Auguste Margueritte

French general

Died when: 47 years 234 days
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

Jean Auguste Margueritte Jean Auguste Margueritte (15 January 1823 – 6 September 1870), French General, father of Victor Margueritte and Paul Margueritte. After an honorable career in Algeria, General Margueritte was mortally wounded in the great cavalry charge at Sedan. He died in Belgium. An account of his life was published by his son, Paul Margueritte as Mon père (1884; enlarged ed., 1897). The sand cat is named in his honour, being given the binominal name Felis margarita.
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